1 Corinthians;10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
I am often reminded of God’s word as it pertains to my life. On December 4, 2013 I was advised that my current position was being eliminated effective February 28, 2014. This, date was extended to March 31, 2014 and again to June 30, 2014. Throughout this six (6) month timeframe it was a walk of faith. No time to worry, no time to fear. Death and life was truly in the power of my tongue. Therefore, I knew I can have what I say. I can have it as long as I kept the faith. Without faith its impossible to please God. I walked in and by faith. I kept the best on the outside no matter what I felt on the inside. Yes, I had my days because I am human and yes the enemy tried to bring fear but I cancelled every assignment of the enemy and continued to believe God.
As I positioned myself to trust God against all odds, no matter what it looked like. As I worked daily keeping a smile on my face knowing it was said my days at that company were numbered. I of course applied for positions internally and externally allowing God’s will to be done in my career. But, of course I had my days where I felt Oh Lord, if this cup can but pass from me! I also had to realize God’s will have to be done in my career, in my life period. As a child of God, it is my call to duty to speak life, encourage others as I encourage myself in the midst of my own storm. Talk is cheap; it’s easy to say you trust God. But when faced with a test can you really trust God for real.
I recall different ones saying to me LaTonya, what are you going to do? I also recall my answer whatever God has next for me is what I am going to do and all I know is God WILL get the Glory out of this.
Now, allow me to conclude with I received an offer externally and was removed from the job elimination list at my job. So what does that mean? That means God opened double doors. I went from being eliminated to having options to stay or go. God is FAITHFUL. I encourage you to trust God when it seems you can’t trace him; I encourage you to Speak Life into any dead or dying situation in your life. Water it with faith and Praise. Watch God do great and mighty things on your behalf.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue
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